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Marilyn Hacker

[Didn’t Sappho say her guts clutched up like this?] Didn’t Sappho say her guts clutched up like this? Before a face suddenly numinous, her eyes watered, knees melted. Did she lactate again, milk brought down by a girl’s kiss? It’s documented torrents are unloosed by such events as recently produced not the wish, but the… Continue reading Marilyn Hacker

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Walter Benjamin

For here the day unravels what the night has woven. When we awake each morning, we hold in our hands, usually weakly and loosely, but a few fringes of the tapestry of a lived life, as loomed for us by forgetting. However, with our purposeful activity and, even more, our purposive remembering each day unravels… Continue reading Walter Benjamin

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15th-Century · Anthology · Buddhism · Classic · Collection · Compilation · Excerpt · Fragment · Indian Culture · Indian Literature · Mystic · Mystic Poetry · Mysticism · Passage · Poetry

The truth is you turned away yourself, and decided to go into the dark alone. Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten what you once knew, and that’s why everything you do has some weird failure in it.” — Kabir, from [I talk to my inner lover] From Kabir. Translated by Robert… Continue reading

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